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VCLUME IX.-NUMBER 1967
CHARLESTON WEDNESDAY MORNING, MAY 1, 1872.
EIGHT DOLLARS A YEAR.
THE RUG FRAUDS.
ASTONISHING DISCLOSURES IN CO?
The Plea of Treasurer Parker-Where
?he Money Went To-The Gibson Salt
-Row ls the Time for Action.
[FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.]
COLUMBIA, July 15.
. The ohiei event of the last week here baa
been the argument of the Blue Ridge bond
scrip before Judge Willard, all the important
features of which THE NEWS bas had by tele?
The result ls, that the scrip Is now consider?
ed utterly worthless, and probably but little ot
the bogus currency wdl ever see light.
The State ls thus relieved of a fraudulent
debt o? upwards o? two millions of dollars,
which surely ls encouraging for the first effort
which has been made to test the benefits of
judicial investigation In checking the raecall
tlesof the Ring.
The destruction o? the scrip, however, ls not
looked upon as an unmitigated good, for If lt
had been lett unmolested the terrific taxes,
between four and five millions of dollars,
which are to be collected In the fall, could
have been paid In scrip probably at the rate of
fifty cents or less on the dollar.
?It was the fear of this doubtless and no
honest purpose to benefit the people or expose
iraud, which actuated the proceedings against
Still it ls not to be gainsaid tbat the relief
from two million dollars of Indebtedness is a
thing to be desired, and had better be secured
now when the opportunity oilers than post?
poned to some doubtful period for the sake of
a temporary and perhaps questionable ad?
The people will have to pay their taxes In
greenbacks, but tbey will have between five
and six hundred thousand dollars less to be
collected; for, now that the scrip is declared
unconstitutional, of course the tax of three
mills on the dollar levied lor its redemption
must fail to the ground.
The eas'- which is now pending against
Parker, that of T. J. & H. M. Gibson and others,
creditors of the State, promises even more
interesting developments and 'possibly more
important results than the one which has so
gloriously demolished the bond scrip. T. J. <fc
H. M. Gibson are reliable merchants ot this
city In the grocery Une.
They have, dnrlng the past year and per?
haps before, supplied the Lunatic Asylum and
such like Institutions with bacon, flour, sugar,
coffee, molasses, &c. fo feed the Inmates,
and have been obliged to accept orders on
the treasury In payment for their goods.
These orders cr drafts Parker bas hitherto re?
fused or failed to honor, and the Gibsons have
brought a general creditors' salt against him.
He will either have to pay their claims and
thus put an end to the proceedings, or else
make a full showing of his receipts and ex?
penditures and satisfy the court of his Inability
ic-1 pay. He has made an affidavit in
aid of the proceedings, some account of
which THC NEWS had by telegraph several
days since. The sum and substance of the
thing ls that Parker has or claims to have paid
out for the expenses of the fist General Assem?
bly within a small fraction of the entire tax
collected for this .fiscal year. Your corres?
pondent does not know what amount Parker
acknowledges to have been realized, but lt ls
a verv simple calculation when we know the
rate of taxation and the amount or taxable
property according to assessment. The rate
belnp- seven mills to the dollar, and the as?
sessed value of property being $184,000,000,
Mr. Parker should have received into his
vaults somewhere In the neighborhood of
$1,200,000. He probably does not own to that
much by several hundred thousand dollars,
but whatever he did receive be claims to have
paid out for the per diem and mileage of the
members of the Legislature, the public print?
ing and other incidental legislative expenses,
and left besides claims of the same sort to the
amount o? untold thousands still unsatisfied.
He claims to have paid out upon legislative
certificates $600,000 In cash, and to have given
dne bills on the treasury lor $350,000 more.
There ls no doubt of the exr -avaganee o?
the General Assembly and of tbe corrupt
and reckless manner in whloh pay certificates
were distributed; but lt is a fact very well
known that only a precious few of the mem-^
bars got any money upon their certificates*
from Parker last winter.
The great bulk of the members have their
certificates still, or else have discounted them
to the brokers. There has not been a day for
the last nine months when lt was known that
there was a dollar In the treasury. The con?
tinual cry has been-no money ! and, In your
correspondent's judgment, as in that of every
observant ian, Parker's allegation of having
paid out $500,000 legitimately for legislative
expenses is all a hoax. The general belief ls,
that what money did not go to buy off Scott's
impeachment, and to secure the passage of
the validating bill, went to Eimpton, In New
York, to further his, Scott's and Parker's
speculative schemes there.
But we may hope to know more ot these
mattera as this suit at law progresses. The
plaintiff's attorneys, Messrs. Pope and Has?
kell, were dissatisfied with Parker's exhibit,
and Judge Willard has ordered that he make
lt more full and explicit, so that lt may be seen
not only how much has been paid out or re?
ceived, but to or from whom, when and for
Now surely is the time, if there ever was or
ever will be a time, for the taxpayers to take ac?
tion, and in seme way become parties and have
counsel to represent them in this suit.
Thtyfilue Ridge case proper, in which John
Mackay is the plaintiff, has been postponed
until next Saturday. Both Mr. Mackay and
the officials ot the road, the defendants, are in
New York. The fact of their being in New
York together, and the postponement of the
case, looks a Utile fishy.
It is feared that efforts for a compromise are
being made, and that the Investigation, which
promised the discovery o? some rare rascality,
may be stopped. This is mere conjecture ot
course, and has not a great deal of weight,
when one reflects that Mr. Mackay ls no more
than any other stockholder, and what he could
do the City of Charleston could effect egually
well and perhaps better.
Colonel S. A. Pearce, the member from this
State of the Liberal Republican executive
committee, 19 in New York attenulng a meet?
ing of the committee. When he returns we
will know what, if anything, ls to be done in
South Carolina. ? Qui VIVE.
NEW YORK, July 15.
Carl Schurz and Colonel Grosvenor have
gone to St. Louis.
A report from Long Branch says that Presi?
dent Grant la to stop and see Korney on his
wa jto Washington and get him to stop assail
DAMAGING FLOODS IN TELF. SOUTH?
Wholesale Destruction of Cotton Crops
Ravages of tne Caterpillar and Boll
MONTGOMERY, ALA.., July 15.
Recent heavy rains have caused the over?
flow of the Alabama River and its tributaries,
tearing up railroad tracks and destroying cot?
ton and coro crops to the value of two mil?
lions or more.
The ravages of the caterpillars and the wind?
ing boll worm are also appearing in certain
localities. The Montgomery Advertiser says:
"We have had sixty consecutive hours o? rain,
and the worst of lt is that up lo the present
writing the clouds still lower and there still
exists a prospect for 'more rain. ' "
Fatal Effects of tne Flood.
NEW ORLEANS, July 15.
A heavy rain storm yesterday morning
washed away an embankment on the New
Orleans Railroad, near Pascagoula. An en?
gine of a freight train went Into the hole,
wrecking twenty cars and killing the engi?
neer, A. Carl, of Michigan, and a brakeman,
John Crouaw, of New York.
The First Bale In Texas.
GALVESTON, July 15.
The first bale of new Texas cotton was re?
ceived here to-day by Messrs. Forke & Wilkin?
son from Messrs. H. 0. Ken & Co., Victoria.
ORANTES QUARREL WITH RUSSIA.
PARIS. July 15.
Ex-Mlnlster Catacazy has published
pamphlet here In Justification of his course
while representing the Russian Government
In the United States.
THE ARBITRATORS REASSEMBLING.
GENEVA, July 15.
Count Sclopls, president of the board of ar?
bitration. Baron D. Itajauba, Brazilian mem?
ber, and Gushing. Davis and Walle are already
here. The English agents are expected this
morning. To-day's sining will be purely for?
mal. The proceedings of the board are still
GENEVA, July 15-Evening.
The English party, including Lord Tenter
don, Cbief Justice Cockburn?, Slr RMI odell
Palmer, and Messrs. Bernard, Hamil -on and
Machelm. have arrived. The sesslc ri of the
board will continue from six ween, to two
months. The English agenta will make a
strong contest against the American repre?
sentatives, but the prevailing impression ls
that the award In favor of the United States
will be a large one. The efforts ot the news?
paper correspondents have not availed io re?
move the seal of secrecy. The board of arbi?
tration convened at 2 o'clock this afternoon,
and continued in session until 4 o'clock. Dally
sittings will probably be decided on for the
present. The first BUbjecl of discussion will
be the principles enunciated by the Treaty ol
THE CUBAN REVOLUTION.
KET WEST, July 15.
General Ryan arrived her? this afternoon on
the schooner Express irom Nassau. He denies
the truth ot the Spanish statement ol the
capture of the Fannie's troops, nod says no
cannon were landed.
GALVRSTON, July 15.
Cuban advices of the 12th instant, confirm
the reported defeat near Halquin. The Span?
ish loss was heavy, and lt ls said that twenty
nine members ol the Fannie expedition were
killed. Valmaseda in his proclamation upon
retiring, says: "I do not think lt possible that |
the revolution can exist more than four or five
WASHINGTON, July 15.
The last development In the case ol tue al?
leged Cuban privateers on the Pioneer ls that
the United States marshal at Newport claims
her under a libel, and has written a letter to
this effect to the treasury department. The
departments of the treasury and of State are
both considering the subject.
TBE SABATOGA RACES.
SARATOGA, July 15.
To-day's races opened with a steeple chase
for all agis and weights for a purse of $800 to
the- winner and $200 to the second horse.
Distance three miles over a fair course. The
race waa won by Tammany beating Lothella
by three lengths. Vesuvius came in third,
two lengths behind, and with Astronomer
close up. Milesian bolted when one mlle from
home; time, 6 17. Milesian was the favorite
at two to one against the field.
The second race was a mlle and three
quarters for a purse ot $600. It was won by
Midday, Merryman second, Mettala third and
Hunt fourth. The betting was six hundred on
Midday, two hundred on Mettala, one hundred
ano forty on Allie Hunt and one hundred on
THE GERMANS FOR GREELEY.
The Views of Fifteen Thousand Ger?
man Citizens of New York.
The following extract from the lull report of
the proceedings ot the Baltimore Convention
Will be of Interest to the German readers of |
Governor Hoffman, of New York. Mr. Presi?
dent, I desire to present a petition. It relates
to candidates. It ls signed by about fifteen
thousand German citizens of the United
States, residing In the City of New York.
[Cheers.] And I ask that the secretary may
read the heading ot it tor the information ol
the convention. [Cries of "Read lt."]
The President. Let the convention be In
order while the report Is read, showing
whether the Germans of New York are tor IIB
or against us. [Applause.]
The secretary then read the follow log:
' At a meeting of prominent German Dem?
ocrats, held June 25tn, the following resolu?
tions were presented by Magnus Gross and
unanimously adopted. A special committee
was, on motion, appointed by the chairman to
set the resolutions into effect. The following
signatures were, la consequence, a"%ched to
the circulars sent through the differer wards
of the city, endorsing the sentiments therein
expressed. Only one-lourth of the papers
sent out could, for want of time, be collected
to become attached to this memorial. The
sentiment of the German Democracy will be
nearly unanimous tor Greeley and Brown, in
case ci their nomination by the National Dem?
11 Whereas, at a conierencft of a small num?
ber of citizens from various parts of the
Union held In one of the parlors ol a hotel in
this city, on the 20th and 21st of June, a few
men, without any authority whatever, have
assumed lo speak as representatives of the
German Americans, and were reported to
have given expression to sentiments utterly
at variance with the opinions held by the un?
dersigned, and thousands upon thousands of j
their countrymen In this city and all over the
"Whereas, the unfounded statements then
and there made are threatened to be urged
upon the National Democratic Convention at
Ballimore as the sentiments entertained by
German voters on the question- of choosing
candidates for the Presidency and Vice-Presi?
dency of ihe United States; theretore, be lt
"Resolved, That In our opinion the ticket
chosen by the Cincinnati Convention ls a guar?
antee to peace, to a reunion of hearts as well
as of hands, and to honesty, economy, pros?
perity and progress In the administration of |
our national affairs.
".Resolved, That we are firmly convinced
that the nomination of Horace Greeley and B.
Gratz Brown by the Baltimore Convention
will be enthusiastically received and heartily
supported by a vast majority of the German
Americans, without regard to their former as?
sociations, for the simple reason that In the
present state of the country and parties no
more fitting and satisfactory nominations
could be made.
"Resolved, That the foregoing resolutions,
together with the signatures attached to them,
be handed by a special delegation ol German
American citizens to the chairman of the New
fork delegation to the Baltimore Convention
"(Signed) MAONOS GROSS, Chairman.
"New York, July 6,1872.?
THE REMARKABLE CAREER OF
A Seir.Made Man-The Consistent Cham?
pion of the Emancipation of Labor.
It is often said with a great deal of truth
that Horace Greeley is the best-known man in
America. This being so, there is not the same
necessity for writing a biography of the Balti?
more and Cincinnati nominee that commonly
exists In the cases of Presidential candidates
every four year?. Mr. Greeley has himself
told the country and the world who and what
he is, any day during the last lorly years,
through the columns ot his newspapers, and
has managed to impress his personality upon
the popular mind more deeply than any other
man lu the profession of Journalism, or, in?
deed, in all probability, in all the different
professions. Every one knows what Horace
Greeley has said and written since 1840.
Every one knows the main circumstances of
his peculiarly chequered and eventlul career,
his eccentricities, his oddities, his "isms" and
bis strong and sterling cast of mind, disposi?
tion and character. Not to kc i w him argues
one's self unknown. This extenlsve and Inti?
mate knowledge of the mao, although his life
has been pure and Industrious, and his pur?
poses toity and honest, ls not altogether an ad?
vantage, politically, to Mr. Greeley, as it would
be an advantage to no one under the sun. AU
are liable to the fallings of humau nature, and
lt ls the misfortune ot an editor that his must
necessarily be continually exposed to public
view, on acoount of the sudden and ever
recuirlng exigencies of his profession. Sharp
words must be said and quick blows given,
without time for extended reflection. When
lt is considered how endlessly Mr. Greeley han
been entangled In personal and party warfare,
and what vigorous attacks and defences he
has been called upon to make, tbe wonder is
that his record is as good as lt ls, and that his
multitudinous assailants In times past have
never tempted him beyond the bounds of Jus?
tice in repelling their savage and often ma?
licious blows. His record as a journalist is
sure, and a large majority of the citizens of
the United Stales look upon him simply and
solely as the editor o? the New York Tribune.
But his political history, though less striking,
is quite Important, especially when thought o?
In connection with his position i o-day oeiore
the country; and the present Is a Atti ne time
to review the life of the distinguished gentle?
man for whom the suffrages of the whole
nation are asked by two great parlies.
Horace Greeley was born at Amherst. N. H.,
February 3, 1811. and was the third of
seven children of ZaccheuB Greeley, a respect?
able larmer, ol Scotch-Irish lineage. Partou's
celebrated memoir gives an excellent and
thorough account of Horace's early years, and
his first experiences Inactive Ufe. The record
ol the last twenty years has been added to the
original volume in a Romowhat Incomplete
manner, but lt Is still sufficiently full and accu?
rate to present a connected narrative from
1811 down to the present time. From hts
earliest Infancy the snblcctol this sketch mant?
les ted extraordinary Intelligence and an eager
thirst lor knowledge. He listened Intently to
whatever was said, upon whatever subject,
and when only two years of age began to teach
himself to read. He pored over the Bible and
every stray newspaper with tireless avidity,
asking questions without number, and remem?
bering everythlog that was told him. When
ho waa three y oars old, he could read correct?
ly the books prepared lor children, and at
four all books, however difficult. He be?
gan attending the district school-the only
school he ever attended-In his third winter,
visiting the home ot bis grandmother in Lon?
donderry for that purpose, and continued
there two years. He gained great distinction
by bis excellence In his studies, and was ai?
ro' st invariably at the head of the school,
though he was by far the youngest attendant;
and his Inferiority In age and size, united with
his great proficiency, caused him to be a pet
with his fellows and a prodigy with his mas?
ters. At Londonderry he also lormed the
habit of universal reading or book-devouring,
which clung to him through all the vicissitudes
ot youth and manhood, until the exactions of
Journalistic life effectually destroyed lt. lahls
sixth year his fondness lor literature Induced
him to make tbe prophetic decision, li'm
going to be a printer." From lils sixth to
his tenth year he lived, worked, read and
studied In his native town, and so
strong was his passion lor knowledge that no?
thing could deter him lrom going to Behool
dally during the winter-not even the most
frightful etorms or most frigid temperature;
and In this way the future celebrity
very often came near freezing to deatb.
Horace spent all his leisure hours In'scouring
the region round about for books; and reading
them when obtained; and he habitually walked
miles to meet the postman on "paper day,"
Intent on having the first perusal ol the dearly
beloved Farmer's Cabinet. In this manner he
acquired a firm suostratum for the mass ol' in?
formation he was destined to subsequently ac?
quire; and thus, too, be lormed that firmness
ot opinion which still adheres to him. When
only nine years old, he would defend a point
which he had Investigated against anybody
and everybody-teachers, clergymen and the
public In general-aod many comical legends
are still preserved in and around Amherst
illustrative o? this peculiarity.
Pecuniary m afortune descended upon the
shoulders o? the lad In his tenth year, when,
owing to losses in speculation, bis father fail?
ed and was obliged to flee from the State to
avoid his creditors. The whole family soon
removed to tbe new settlement o? Westhaven,
Vermont, and there began life over again.
Horace had to bear blB share o? the burden,
and spent much o? the time In clearing ground
and chopping wood; but he also attended
school In the winter season until his teacher
declared be knew more than he did, and he
also continued to read everything that he
could lay nis hands upon. He still kept his
Intention of beine a printer In view, and
finally, in 1826, prevailed upon his father
to allow him to go to East Poultney, a
neighboring village, and apply for a sltna
ln the office ot the Spectator. This be did,
and after being questioned at length by
the proprietor, to hts entire satisfaction, was
admitted to the composing-room as an ap?
prentice. He soon became very expert with
the types, and very much Interested in poli?
tics, and lt was not long before be was a
recognized authority in the office and the
village debating BOolety. Here he lormed
various opinions, which he still maintains.
He became a Univers -allst, a teetotaller and
an anil-Mason. The Adams campaign
awakened his warmest sympathies, and he
gradually began to express his sentiments edi?
torially, to the delight of his benevolent em?
ployer, Mr. Bliss. There ls no telling how
long young Greeley would have remained In'
Poultuey, had not the Spectator failed, which
lt did in 1830: and the apprentice, finding him?
self a lree man again, shouldered the little
bundle which contained all his worldly posses?
sions and took a twelve-days'Journey to North?
western Pennsylvania, whither bis lather had
removed some time previously. There he re?
mained tor about a year, engaged in odd Jobs
in printing offices at Erie and elsewhere; and
at leuglh, Deceiving that there was Utile
work and less pay to be had lu that vicinity,
he made the bold resolution of goln^ directly
to New York and meeting his fctj faceto
face. Accordingly he left home, ni tailer a
long and wearisome Journey, arrived In the
metropolis at sunrise, one Friday morning in
August, 1831, clad in the most meagre man?
ner, with exactly ten dollars in his pocket.
The history of Horace Greeley from that
date onward is part of the history of the Unit?
ed States. The first years were devoted to a
long and bluer struggle for a foothold; the
last years have been marked by a no less
strenuous struggle for the dissemination of
the ideas which had become lormed and solidi?
fied during the period of want and poverty
and self-reliant endeavor. His first employ- j
ment was obtained, after much discourage?
ment, In the Job office ol' Mr. West, in Chath?
am street, and consisted of the composition of
a polyglot Testament. The proprietor en-1
gaged him on trial, at the Intercessor,
journeyman from Vernonr, whose acqi
ance Horace had casual y made, and a
end o? the day it was fiund, to the astc
ment of all, that the "new man" had the
est and most accurate prrol or the lot. Thc
ter his reputation was eaabllehed, and hi
no difficulty in obtaining work. He vi
from office to office, as Is the custom
many printers, and wai employed sue
lvely by tbe Evening lost, the Gomme
Advertiser, the Amulet ind the Spirit o
Times. In 1832, Dr. Sheppard first ventl
his Idea o? a penny paper, and Induced
Greeley and Mr. Story, the lore man of
Spirit of the Times office, to form a prii
copartnership and assist him in the realizi
of the idea. They consented, and tbe ri
lng Post was the result. Ii lived three w<
and then expired. Th? firm of Greek
Story lost some money by this operation,
soon, recovered, and prospered until the d
by drowning of Story. The late Mr. Jt
Gordon Bennett thea endeavored to- loi
Mr. Greeley to as? 1st him In starting the
aid, but the offer was declined; and In
Mr. Greeley. In company with Jonas Wine
ter and E. Llbbelt, Issued the first number
family paper called the New Yorker',
was in many respects a model period
but, though it lived seven years, lt did
pay, and Mr. Greeley fluently found hin
obliged to supplement his scanty returns '
extra labor on oibor papers. The first g
hit made by him was the campaign pi
"The Log-Cabin," which in 1840 did so co
rto bring about the election ot President 1
risoo. This unique and scintillating sh
with its trenchant'witticisms and Bong
favor ol "Tippecanoe and Tyler too," c
maoded an extensive patronage and awake
great enthusiasm. Its success led Mr. Grei
In a lew months to tho Inception ol his g
enterprise, the New York Tribune, the
number ot which made Us appearance on
10th of April, 1841. How he managed this
m i rabie Journal during this thirty years,
how, through lt, he has gained a tremend
.influence In all sections of the country,
made his name a household word every whi
lt would be supererogatory to describe. 1
contests he has waged wah rival editors, i
for and agaln-t various ideas, have been aim
innumerable. In fact, hi J whole life, since
became the editor of tin Tiibune, has b
one continuous.wariare, In which he has
dom come out second-best, and bas acquire
readiness with the use ol words and ar
ments which ls truly enviable.
In 1848 be was elected to tbe National Ho
ol Representatives, to fill a vacancy caused
the death of a member, and served the
mainder of the term-only three month
with remarkable assiduity and effectives
He commenced immediately an onslani
upon sundry abuses, prominent among wh
was the mileage system, and drew down '
wrath of many of his political friends on t
account. He also brought in a bill to c
courage speculation lo public lands and to
tabllsh homesteads upon the same, andfouj
the usual extra allowances ai the end o? i
session with vehemence. During his term
Bervlce In Congress, Mri Greeley was ci
stant ly in his seat, and his vote Is recorded
all but one of the very numerous bills past
before final adjournment. He also kept u
continual fusliade of debate, and did mi
to expedite and purity legislation. Sc
after bis return to private life, he began
deliver lectures on different subjects, all
which had lor their basis emancipation
labor. This. Indeed, is the underlying Idea
Mr.Greeley's mind, and all otber theories t
made subservient and secondary to lt. It vi
with thia idea in view tbat he adopted the <
operative system in the Tribune office,
opposed slavery principally because it i
graded labor. He studlea agriculture In ore
to advance the Interests of labor. He regal
popular education In Its relations to labor; a
the harmonious action of labor and capital,
to him the greatest problem ia political-phi
sophy. He has been all bia life ioug the mi
Industrious of laborers; and in him the wor
ingman finds a most true and sincere irle
Since 1S52 and the defeat o? Scott, the T
bune has been essentially an Independe
paper, and Mr. Greeley, although leaning t
ward bis ancient predilections." has bet
notblng If nor. critical toward the Republic!
party. His Independence bas been frequent
asserted In no uncertain manner, as, for I
stance, at the Chicago Convention, lu 1st
when he opposed Mr. Seward's nomi nat io
because he thought lt unadvisable, and w
violently assailed therefor by the New Yoi
Radicals; on many occasions during the la
civil war, when he counselled a poll
that excited the unrestrained wrath
the close party-folio wera;. and notably win
be signed the ball-bond ol Jefferson Dav!
and by this act ot rational clemency at om
satisfied his conscience, and deliberately pi
behind him all hopes of party lavor. H
whole record ls one of manly consistency, ar
no one, evea his most implacable enemy, cs
study it without becoming Impressed with ti
steady, unswerving, sincere and honest devi
Hon of the man to nls principles, undaunte
by reverses, undismayed by opposition, an
undeterred by ridicule and calumny, lt Is <
such stuff as this tbat truly great men at
made, and nowhere are they more qulckl
and fully appreciated than in the countr
which is about, to show by the ballot Its adm
ration of the character and ability of Llorac
Greeley. _ _
TBE STOKES MISTRIAL.
NEW YORK, July 15.
At the opening of the Supreme Court, thi
morning, the room was crowded to hear th
result of the long deliberations of the Jury I
the Stokes case. Judge Ingraham, addressin
the Jury, said : "I suppose, gentlemen, yo
have not agreed ?" The foreman replied, "Nt
your honor, we cannot come to any agree
ment whatever." The Judge then discharge
tbe Jury, and ordered that Stokes be remande
to Jail without batl. The prisoner's counse
rose and shook hands with each other and th
prisoner and sheriff. ' Brennan tbeu reeumei
the custody of Stokes, and took him back i
the Tom bs. An Immense crowd watched th
prisoner's egress from the building. Ic I
known that the Jury remained divided pre
clsely as on Saturday, standing eight for mur
der in the first dogree, and four for man
slaughter In the third degree.
AFRICA Iff SOUTH CAROLINA.
[From the New York Journal or Commerce.]
Those are pitiful stories told by the Soutl
Carolina bondholders. We hope every om
has read our reports of the two meetings heh
In this city by the vi erl ms of carpet-bag rapad
ly. The narrative remind us strongly ot tb<
experiences of Baker, Speke, Livingstone
Chapman and Reade In Atrlca. Those travej
lers all report that the master-passion of the
negro kings ls the levying o? taxes. The]
collect laxes of the wayfarer not merely once
but two, three and a dozen times. There li
no shaking them off by putting in the plea o;
having once paid. Among these little tyrants
In the home of trie negro no such thing BB gooc
faith is known. The most solemn promises are
broken when a string ol beads can be made b]
the treachery. Speke and Baker used to beard
these little despots in their dens, and call
them liars and thieves. Instead of being of?
fended at the plain truth-telling, the African
king would burst otu laughing and express
himself highly complimented. The negro ru
lera of South Carolina, made worse by their
carpet-bag allies, are repeating to-day, in the
middle of"this country, the pillaging games ol
Central Africa. ? At the second meeting of the
Indignant bondholders, held Thursday, a gen?
tleman from Charleston declared that the tax?
es had been collected Iq the l?tate often tbree
?times over, that they are not tiBed for the
purposes lor which they were raised, that for
want of lands there Is not a public school open
in the entire Slate, that lunatics and prisoners
have been turned loose to save tbe cost of
keeping them, ?rc, ?fcc; all the money oeing
pouched by the Ri og thieves. (These are strong
statements, but there ls nothing of which
the Ignorant and bigoted rulers of South Caro?
lina seem to be incapable. But it suffices for
the object of the bondholders to show that
they are losing the Interest on their bonds
through the trickery and bad faith of the re?
sponsible authorities of the State. They,
therefore, propose to begin legal proceedings
against those officers. Tnls ls a good Idea and
the only oue that will be productive of results.
Il is Idle to appeal to a sense of Justice and to
considerations of common decency; and it is
equally useless to scold at the repudiators and
roobers. Like their prototypes in Central
Africa they will only chuckle over their vll
lany. The legal remed; ls the only one left
for Immediate application. But what South
Carolina wants, to do any lasting good, is a
.FAIR PLAY FOR THE SOUTH,
A SIGNIFICANT EDITORIAL FROM
' THE NEW TORE HERALD.
'The Oppression of the South by the
Politicians-Are We to Have a Re?
stored Union I** .
[From the New York Herald, Joly ia.j
For some years before the war of the re?
bellion, when Northern politicians were en?
deavoring to consolidate Into one great politi?
cal organization all the elements opposed to
the Sontbern States of tbe Union either in
Interest or sentiment, a persistent and sys?
tematic effort was made to create prejudice
against the white citizens of the South. Apart
from the crusade against the institution of
slavery as an offence against the Divine laws,
and a moral and social evil, the slave-owners
were denounced as a class, and were held
up to reproach as un-American, insolent,
overbearing and tyrannical. The South?
ern people had themselves to thank
for the success of this unpatriotic
attempt to excite sectional animosity and
Blrife for political purposes. Their peculiar
position bad rendered them Jealous, suspicious
and arrogant. They bad been accustomed to
brow-beat Northern men in Congress, and bad
conceived an unfavorable opinion of Northern
courage. The .sense of the Insecurity ol their
slave property kept alive in their breasts a
constant feeling of hostility towards the free
Slates, and the tone of their press and public
speakers was offensive and galling to the peo?
ple ot the North. Eventually, the efforts ol
the politicians and tbe indiscretion of the chiv?
alry brought about secession and civil war.
A bitter and cosily experience taught the
Southern men how erroneously they had
Judged of the spirit of their Northern fellow
citizens, while the sufferings and the bravery
of the South won the sympathy and respect
of the North, and were accepted as an
atonement lor past follies and offences. When
the last gun of the war had been bred, and the
great reoellion lay crushed and dead at the
feel of Grant's victorious army, there was not
a citizen of the loyal States, outside a handful
of scheming politicians, who did not earnestly
desire to see the South relieved as speedily as
possible from the Inevitable penalties of her
madness and restored to all ber constitutional
rights under tbe reconstructed Union*. Tbe
Northern people required as?antnces that the
late Confederates would consent to accept In
good faith tbe decision reached by the tribunal
of arms; and were willing, as soon as this was
received, to bury their anger and their sorrow
in a common grave. Foremost among those
who thus patriotically sought to restore tile
Union lu the hearts, of Ahe people was the
soldier who-?ad rescued lt from actual de*
s true ti o iff Towards the close of the year 1865
General Grant made au Inspection' of the re?
bellious States for the putf ose of learning by
personal observation the sentiment of their
leading citizens aod ascertaining what
amount oL military force would be required
for tbe preservation of order and the enforce?
ment of the laws. In his report lo President
Johnson the lieutenant-general expressed his
conviction that the South bad not only ac?
cepted the decision of battle as final, but
had become convinced by reflection that this
decision had been a fortunate one lor both
sections of the Union. "My observations,"
wrote General Grant, "lend me lo the conclu?
sion that the citizens of the Southern Staten
are anxious to return to self-government
within ihe.JUAies aa soon as possible; that
.while reconstructing they want and require
protection from the government; that, ihey
think, ls required, and ls not humiliating to
them as citizens, and that lt such a course
were pointed out they would pursue it in
good faith." It ls to be regretted," he adds,
?that there cannot be a greater commingling
at this time between the citizens of th? two
sections, and particularly of those entrusted
with the law-making power." Tim trouble ol
the recently liberated negroes was not over?
looked by the victorious general. He lound
them to be inclined to idleness and imbued
with the Idea that freedom from bondage
meant freedom from labor. But be trusted to
time and tba management of the State gov?
ernments to render the freedmen willing to
work and to remove by slow degrees the evil
ol Ignorance, the legacy of their former con?
Nearly eight years have passed since the
war closed and the general Is now the Presi?
dent. The politicians, who have ti n lor tuna te
ly surrounded and controlled his administra?
tion, have continued during thc last three
years and a hall the same course towards the
South adopted by them as soon as the rebel?
lion was over, wheu they were contending
?lib President Johnson for the political con?
trol of that section ol tbe country. The efforts
of these men have been to secure political
power In the Southern States by colonizing
the South with carpet-bag politicians, and
holding with them the solid .negro vote.
The process was simple and easy. In ten
of tbe ex rebel States-Alabama, Florida,
Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, Vir?
ginia aad the two Carolinas-under the
census of 1870, lhere were four mil?
lion six hundred and twenty-four thou?
sand white inhabitants to three million
six hundred and thirty-lour thousand negroes,
or less than one million more white than black
Inhabitants. Taking the proportion ot one In
rive for voters, the white electors may be
calculated at two hundred thousand more than
the black. In South Carolina, Louisiana and
Mississippi the negroes are In a majority. Ia
Alabama there are only five thousand more
white voters than there are colored; and In
Florida the white electors are only a thousand
larger than the black. Proscriptive test oaths
and disfranchisement laws were resorted to for
the purpose of reducing the Southern white
vote, and as amnesty became more and more
a political necessity, Ku-Klux laws, author?
izing the suspension ot the writ ot habeas
corpus and placing the elections under the
protection, or rather under the tyranny ot
federal bayonets, were invoked lo counter?
balance the enfranchisement ot the whites. In
the last session 'of Congress, notwithstanding
the notorious fact that the Sout hern States are
now as peaceful and law-abiding as those of
the North, the most disgraceful scenes were
enacted In both Houses In the effort to foree
through a renewal of the Ku-Klux bill at the
risk ol the Interruption ol the whole machine?
ry of the government. To-day the South ls
held under military despotism, subject to the
rascally corruptions ot carpet-bag civil gov?
ernments, and threatened by the dark shadow
of political negro supremacy. Her people have
doue all In their power lo prove their willing?
ness to accept the lessons' and fruits of
the war and to obey the laws of their country.
They point to their paralyzed Industries, to
their impoverished homes, to their broken
fortunes, and plead to be allowed to enter
once again the highway of prosperity and hap?
piness through the paths ol loyally and peace.
But the question occurs to tbe minds of the
scheming politicians who hold power In Con?
gress-are the white Southern citizens to be
trusted politically ? Will they not use their
recovered franchise against the regular Re?
publican parry ? If these questions cannot be
answered to the satisfaction of our present
rulers the South must continue to be oppressed
and the effort to force negro supremacy upon
the Southern States must proceed.
General Grant can have no sympathy with
the course of the men who seek by such means
to renew their lease of political power. His
whole life and the lree expression of his sen?
timents on every occasion show that he favors
a government of white men and that' he des?
pises those who endeavor to renew or keep
alive sea Ional prejudice and hate between
the North and the South. When he suffers
the politicians who surround him to resort tc
such legislation and such policy In his behalf,
lie risks the loss of the sentiment of public
esteem and gratitude still clinging to him and
unwilling to acknowledge itself misplaced.
The people of the North demand that the
Southern States shall no lenser be treat
ed as rebels, bul shall receive in good
ia: th. and without reserval ion, the par
don that has been extended to them. To give
over the beautiful and commercially imper
tant States of the fairest section of the Unloi
to the Ignorant and degraded rule of negroei
Just released from bondage is an Insult to th?
white citizens of the North, as well as of th?
South, and an outrage on the whole nation
To subject them to the corrupt and recklea
schemes of ihe carpet-bag plunderers ls bu
little less infamous. To hold them unde
military subjection for political purposes li
not only a cruel Injustice, but ls a dangeroui
assault upon the freedom of the Republic. A
a consistent and Independent supporter of
General Grant's administration, we now call
upon him to show his detestation ol these politi?
cal Machiav?lisme hy openly proclaiming his
determination not to avail himself of tne Ku
Klux law in the approaching elections, and to
withdraw from the Southern States every Fed?
eral soldier not required for the actual legiti?
mate purposes of the government. The en?
forcement -of this odious law' ls option with
him, and be has the authority and. the power
by proclamation to deolare the South In a con?
dition to warrant the restoration of civil law
and of the writ of habeas corpus In every
portion ol her territory. This will enable
the President at once to free himself from
the responsibility and the unpopularity of the
measures of Us unwise supporters In.Con?
gress, and a radical change in the charac?
ter of the Federal office-holders throughout'
the South will lurther show MB lnollnatlen
to do justice to the Southern people at last.
FOR TBE FUTURE. WHATEVER MAT BE THE RE?
SULT OP THE PENDING PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION,
THE HERALD WILL INSIST UPON AN ENTIRE
CHANGE OF POLICY TOWAROS THE SOUTHERN
8TATE9 UNDER THE NEXT ADMINISTRATION, AND
WILL HOLD EVERY CONGRESSMAN UP TO THE
CONTEMPT AND SCORN OF THE AMERICAN PEO?
PLE WHO FAVORS ANY MEASURE FOR TEE OP?
PRESSION OF THE WHITE MEN OF THE SOUTH.
We shall demaod from President Grant or
President Greeley, as the case may be, an
honest obedience to the will of the people,
which ls unrestricted amnesty and non-inter?
ference with the domestic affairs of any of
the Southern States. The Herald will dull
gently watch for aqd expose every future at?
tempt to control the Southern negro vote as
a unit for any party, and any Injustice tbat
may be done either by legislation, by Executive
action or throngh the Influence ot Federal
patronage, to the white electors of the South.
We recognize the courage, the manhood and
the loyalty of the Southern people now that
tbe rebellion and its causea are alike dead and
buried, and we admit their equal title with
ourselves to all the privileges and rights of
the constitution. WE SHALL HOLD ANY ADMIN?
ISTRATION IN THE FUTURE RESPONSIBLE FOR A
CONSTITUTIONAL TREATMENT OF THAT SECTION
OF THE COUNTRY, AND SHALL "REGARD AN AS?
SAULT UPON THEIR LIBERTIES AND PRIVILEGES
AS A CRIME AGAINST 1 HE REPUBLIC.
A FATAL AFFRAY Iii COI.LETON.
Mortal Wounding of a Colored Man
Escape of tne Culprit-The Crops In
BUCEHEAD, COLLETON COUNTY; /
July 13, 1872. [
TO TH H EDITO & OF TH S NEWS.
A fatal tragedy waa enacted in this usually
peaceful community on Friday morning last.
It appears that J. C. Hanbury, a respectable
merchant la the vicinity of Carter's Ford,
heard a colored man named Isaac Walker say
that he bad, that morning, spoken to three
colorad persons la the road; whereupon Han?
bury became indignant; and, rising, said: uDo
you dare to call my wile a negro, slr ?" .With
this he went Into his hou-e io arm himself,
while Isaac Walker left tbe yard. When
Walker returned, a few moments afterwards.
Hanbury was armed with a pistol, and fired
upon bim, the bari passing just above his'
head. Walker then closed In and endeavored
to disarm his antagonist, but just at this junc?
ture the pistol waa a second time discharged,
to J ball taking effect in the left side, just be?
low tbe ribs. Walker, though mortally
wounded, succeeded In bis attempt to disarm
Hanbury, and got possession or the pistol.
They then parted, Hanbury running towards
his house, and Walker Ia the opposite direc?
tion, ' Walker lingered till the next day, and,
although he had the best medical attendance,
ttie'wcnnd was found to be mortal, and he
died at eleven cc!o^k, on Saturday.
As soon as the affair was reported to Trial
' Justice Warren prompt measures weira adopt?
ed for the apprehension of the murderer, bnt
no arrest has yet been effected. It ia believed
that the murderer has left the country. An
Inquest was held. Trial Justice Warren presid?
ing. The verdict of the Jury was to the effeot
that the deceased came lo his death by a
pistol ball being fired into bis left side by J.
C. Hanbury. Considerable excitement pre?
The crops In this section of Golleton are not
as good as they would have been if we had
had favorable seasons. Corn has suffered
much from want of rain. 3easoos, however,
at present, are more favorable, and the corn
crop now promises a more abundant yield
than was some time ago anticipated.
The prospect for a good ootton crop was
cheering up to a week past. We have entire?
ly too much wet weather ot late for the cotton
weed to flourish. We, however, do net enter?
tain much fear that our cotton will be mate?
rially Injured by the weather. COLLETON.
THAT SNUBBING CASE.
Kaiser William Affronts General Sher,
A Berlin correspondent (June 8th) of the
Tribune tells this curious story:
General Sherman has Just left Berlin after
a conspicuously brief visit, and young Grant
will leave to-day. The general was very In?
dignant at the lack of attention which he ex?
perienced from the court, and no doubt will
nurse his wrath io keep lt warm under the
Impression tbat he has a good, honest griev?
ance. He wilt say with truth that he went
to call on Moltke, whose rank corresponds
with bis own, on Hie very day of bis arrival;
that Moltke did not return bis visit for three
or four days: that Mr. Bancroft, the American
envoy, notified to the Emperor's aid, General
Schwan zkoppen, that Sherman would be
happy to pay his respects to the Emperor;
that Sherman called promptly on Schwartz
koppea the day of his arrival and expressed a
desire to see the Emperor; that he never pre?
tended that he bad no uniform, though on this
visit he was in a civilian's dress; and tbat to
these announcements ifr. Bancroft received a
reply the following day to the effect that the
Emperor had no objection to receiving Gene?
ral Sherman. Mr. Bancroft advised General
Sherman not to accept the privilege on such
terms, I am told; at all events Sherman did
not, but pleaded his engagements.
The German side answers to the statements
of General Sherman that he had no right to
ask an audience of the Emperor except in bis
obaracter as general, and In the uniform of his
rank, (the etiquette of the Prussian Court
upon this subject, ls as old as the monarchy;)
that Sherman dined In uniform at Mr. Ban?
croft's the night Schwartzkoppen's answer
was received, and Bchwartzkoppen was pres?
ent and called attention to the fact, that Gen?
eral Sherman ls the highest representative in
the field of the American Government, which
supplied the enemies of Germany with arms
durlog the war ot 1870-71; be Is likewise
well known bere for Dis pronounced proclivi?
ties for France then and since, and bad there?
fore no right to expect from this government
any but purely official civilities.
This ls the case on both sides, so far as lt ls
yet developed here to me. Among some of
the Germans here the Impression seems to
prevail that Mr. Bancroft added to his note to
the Foreign Office that Sherman was witbont
any unllorm, and must do homage, If at all, In
a citizen's dress. Under this Impression they
lay tbe blame, I believe, upon Bancroft for not
knowing bow to bring his guest into relations
with tbe court, and for having misrepresented
the general's destitution in the matter of toe
uniform. As far as I can mske out, the mat?
ter was bungled on our side, and the Germans
were not unwilling to have a good pretext.
Tbe Emperor too, no doubt, was pleased
enough to escape the awkwardness of an In?
terview with a distinguished foreign officer
who only speaks English, which the Emperor
says he himself speaks so badly that "not
even an American can understand him," the
Implication being that tba Americans speak
English so badly that they ought to under?
stand bad English if any one does.
THE WEATHER THIS DAY.
WASHINGTON, July 15.
Southerly winds, with more numerous local
storms, are probable for Tuesday for the South?
ern and Gulf States. Southwesterly winds,
with threatening and rainy weather, for the
Middle and Western Stales. Southwest winds,
veering to northwest, with clearing weathei
and lower temperature, for the Ohio Valle;
and the Lakes.
-The City o? Selma, Alabama, yesterday
voted one hundred thousand dollars to th<
New Orleans and Selma Bailroad.
TEE DUE WEST C0LLE6ES.
CONCLUDING EXERCISES Of COM?
Commencement Exercises or Ul? One
West Female College And. Awards at
Honors to tho Erskine College.
[FROM OCR SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT.]
Dm WIST, 8. G., J?ly"?L.*
Tbe exercises of to-day have bees theyml
ruination of the commencement week Lathe
two educational institutions of Doe Wfct, and
have Included the public ot) m m en cerne nt ex?
ercises ol the Due West ' Female College, oc?
cupying the morning and afternoon, and th e^
award of medals and other honors to the stu?
dents ot Erskine College lh the evening.' The
attendance to-day has been even larger tifta .
that of yesterday, and the audience In Lind?
sey Hall during the morning and afternoon
could not have numbered lesa than two thous?
and, of which number more than one-half
were ladles. The exercises went off smoothly
and creditably in accordance with the follow?
ing programme: . ? ; .
PEATE K. ' ''*
Anthem. "The Heavens are Telling."
Anniversary address before tbe alMjajp
Society. Bev. W. T. Capers. Abbeville, 8. 0. .
Plano-"Grand Overture." Misses Lizzie
Quigg, D?rele Henry, Anzte Mcclintock, Jes?
Composition- - *- . ?
"Let us act that each to-morrow,
Hay And us farther than to-day." lu - #.
-Miss Maggie S. Brice. *
Chorus-"Home by the Blver." , .,. ,
Discussion^-"Is there More of Happiness dr
MlBery. In the Wdrld ?u Misses Dora J. Pitchi
ford and M. Nettle Barr. . . I
' Plano (doubl? trio)-"The Coming Step."
Mieses Lela Strain, Mollie Bonner, Josie Brice,
Mattie Talbert, Fannie Bradley. Mary Young.
Com position-"The Age we Live In." - Miss
D?rele W. Henry. jm. ,.
Composition-"Life is but an JEmpty
Dream." Miss Josie M. Jennings. '.. . '
"Echo Song." By the School; - 1 ??
Letters. Misses Janie I. Kenned ^ and Janie
E. Grier. . .
Plano (quartette)-"Maiden's Blu8h?Waltz."
Misses Nettle Barr, Aozie Mcclintock, luge nia
Waiker and Maggie Brice. /t^?
. Composition-"Light." Miss. Lilia B. Ken
Song-"Oh Restless Sea." ". '
Composition-"S'il y a des ?pines dans la
vie ll y a aussi bien des fleurs." Miss Lizzie
QulKg- : ., [| ... ?nj
Solo-two pianos-selection from popular?
airs. Misses Janie Kennedy and Katie Patton.
Song-"Natalie, the Maid of the Min." By
the school. ? i&hqml
Composition-"The World's Benefactor?.".
Miss Maggie L. Kennerly.
Composition-"Are the Golden Threads air
Woven?" Miss Ada 8. Prattler. ...ti
. Plano (quartette)-"Oxen.Waltz." Hisses
Alice Adams. Dora Pitchford. Lilla, Kennerly
and Jessie Babb. *
Dialogue-"Fashion." Misses Carrie Henry
and Ida Johnson.
Solo-two pianos-"La Parisienne." Misses
Dora Pitchford and Ada Frat her.
"Standing with reluctant feet, ' ~ ' ' r
Where the brook and river mee?,: . -vii- ?
Womanhood and childhood fleet.".
* '' -Miss Belle E. Saxon.
Chorus-"There ls Beauty In the Summer
ComposlUon-"LltUe by Little." Miss Enge-,
nia Walker. .
Plano (quartette)- "Love'sResponse Polkt"
Misses Maggie Kennerly, D?rele Henry, Sattle
Turner and Lizzie Quigs. . . ti::.:
Discussion-"Haa.. Christianity conferred.
temporal as well aa spirf mat-blessings mr-tiie
World ?" Misses Mary Thompson and Para
Saxon. "o *7t*WJ
Solo-two pianos-"National Chant," Misses
Janie Kennedy and Ada Prather.
Valedictory. Sattle L. Turner.
Chorus-"God In Mercy hear my Pr?yer?" '. "
This morning the Alumni Society of Erskine
College beld Its annual meeting and elected
Mr. C. H. tel m on toa, of Tennessee, as - the .
alumni orator lor the next year, and Major J. .
K. G. Nance, of Newberry, as alternate, which,
by the customs of the society, will devolve *
upon the latter gentleman the duty of deliver?
ing the alumni address at the commencement
exercises in 1874.
The Alumnae Society of the Due Weet Fe?
male College also met this morning and.elect?
ed Miss Lizzie Chiles, ot Abbeville, alumnae
essayist for 1873, and Miss Minnie Lindsey, of
Doe West, alternate.
This evening a large audience again assem?
bled at Lindsey Hali to witness the. award of ;
medals to the successful competitors for those
honors among the students of Erskine. The'
report of the examining committee was made ?
by Rev. Mr. Brice, of Chester, "and the follow?
ing young gentlemen were the recipients of
For proficiency in Greek. W. M. Hunter.
Astronomy. W. M. Hunter.
Latin.' W. E. Mcilwaine.
Mental science. W. E. Mcilwaine.
Chemistry. G. 8. Robinson.
For the best general scholarship. W. H.
Montgomery and 8. L. Morris.
For the best general scholarship. W. L. Mil?
ler and C. E. Young.
For the best general scholarship. H. G.
Reed and W. R. Douglass.
This concluded the exercises of the week,
and after an hour or two of pleasant social In-' ' '
tercourse among the graduates and their
friends In Lindsey Hall, the audience dis?
persed. _ _ _PICKST.
THE STE A G OLINO IRRECONCILABLES.
The Strnight-Oat Democrat? and Uta
Labor Reformers Hunting Party Al?
NEW YORK, July 15.
Blanton Duncan, on behalf ot the straight
out Democrats, has written a letter to Horace
Day, president ol the National Labor Halon,
suggesting a Labor Union Convention, to be
held In Louisville September 3. to see whether
there cannot be a common basis of action
against the monopolists and sportsmen In the
two Radical parties. To this Day replies that,
while he ls nor authorized to bind the labor
organizations, such of ita members as he has
conferred with unite with bim In the Impor?
tance of Joint action of ali parties against those
whom Day also terms monopolists and sports- .
men. He complains that the working people
have no recognition In the platform of either
party, and agrees to do all in his power at th?
convention on July 30 to bring about snob a
union of parties as Duncan suggests.
SPARKS FROM THE WIRES.
-The thermometer at New York yesterday
stood at ninety-three in the shade, and there
were several sunstrokes.
-Frank J. Garland, the proprietor of the
Dennison House, St. Louis, cut his tbroat yes?
terday in a fit ot delirium tremens.
-A base ball game In ot. Louis yesterday
between the Empire and Robert E. Lee Clubs
resulted in a victory lor the former by sixteen
-A German Sch?tzenfest of five days' dura?
tion commenced at Hoboken yesterday. Dele?
gates are present from various parts of the
^Several French, Italian and Hibernian So?
cieties, two military companies and a proces?
sion, comprising In all fliteen thousand people,
greeted the French band on their arrival in
-Judge Linton Stephens, brother of Alex?
ander H. Stepbens, for many years prominent
In public affairs, and a man of great ability in
the legal profession, died in Angosta last Sun?
day of congestion ot the brain.
-The mixed commission on Briflsh and
American claims will meet at Newport, B, L,
September 11th, Four hundred and seventy
eight British and nineteen American name? -
have been filed. The secretary of the com?
mission, Thomas C. Cox, was formerly attach?
ed to tbe Department of State.